5G Deployment: Panic Grips Airlines

5G Deployment: Panic Grips Airlines

U.S carriers mull flight cancellations   The global aviation industry is expected to be put on edge on Wednesday when telecommunication giants, AT&T and Verizon, launch a new 5G service. As countries including Nigeria are on the verge of deploying 5G, panic is said to have gripped the sector, especially the aviation industry. Nigeria’s deployment of 5G over major urban areas of the country will make it become Africa’s biggest network for the spectrum by…

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Dana Offers Silver Card, 9,000 Miles to Business Class Customers

Dana Offers Silver Card, 9,000 Miles to Business Class Customers

 Introduces N23,400 flash sale on Enugu, Owerri Dana Air has concluded plans to offer an automatic Silver Card membership and 9000 executive miles to all its Business Class customers all through the first quarter of 2022. In addition to this offer, the airline also introduced a flash fare of N23,400 strictly for customers travelling from Lagos to Owerri and Enugu. According to the Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Obi Mbanuzuo; ”this promo is to encourage and appreciate…

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Emirates flies the world’s tallest height to put Dubai 2020 Expo on top

Emirates flies the world’s tallest height to put Dubai 2020 Expo on top

Keeping with Dubai’s ‘nothing is impossible’ spirit, Emirates is soaring up and around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building for another edition of its viral ad campaign, the first of its kind on the planet. Emirates hit the global headlines and social media feeds of millions in August 2021 when it took its brand message to new heights atop the Burj Khalifa. This time, the brave stuntwoman is standing at the pinnacle of the Burj…

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At-risk Nigeria’s aviation domestic market

At-risk Nigeria’s aviation domestic market

It is familiar terrain. It remains to be seen how the domestic carriers survive the onslaught of multiple destinations/designation to foreign airlines and what remains for them with the policy, writes, WOLE SHADARE Backward steps  “It is a case of step forward and many steps backward. We make gains in one area but fail to consolidate on the gains we have made. We would rather throw away those gains willingly without consideration of how those decisions…

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Dubai Airports chief, Griffiths predicts Covid testing could end soon

Dubai Airports chief, Griffiths predicts Covid testing could end soon

‘Traffic showing real signs of recovery   Covid-19 testing at airports around the world should end in the near future, Dubai Airports’ chief executive said on Tuesday. Passengers travelling through most airports around the world have had to undergo a Covid test of some type since the outbreak of the pandemic. Paul Griffiths said it was time for regulators to allow for more freedom of travel and to adopt a “normalisation” approach to the virus….

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Boeing beats Airbus on orders but loses out on deliveries

Boeing beats Airbus on orders but loses out on deliveries

Boeing outperformed Airbus on orders in 2021, reporting net sales of 535 aircraft compared to 507 for its European competitor. With almost no deliveries of the 787, it was already clear Boeing would lose out on deliveries. The US airframer said on January 11 that it delivered 340 airliners compared to 611 for Airbus. Boeing beats Airbus on orders but loses out on deliveries. Looking at the orders, Boeing had 909 gross orders last year,…

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Nigeria’s domestic aviation under threat as Nigeria grants Qatar flight rights to Kano, PH

Nigeria’s domestic aviation under threat as Nigeria grants Qatar flight rights to Kano, PH

Turkish to resume PH route March 28th Experts kick Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with Qatar got further expanded as Qatar Airways has announced Kano and Port Harcourt, doubling its network to Nigeria.  Ethiopian Airlines has been dubbed a part of Nigeria’s ‘domestic’ carrier because of the several destinations it operates to in the country. Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines will resume Istanbul-Port Harcourt from March 28th. It’ll operate on a triangular basis, routing Istanbul-Port Harcourt-Malabo-Istanbul,…

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Africa’s Growing List Of Airbus Customers

Africa’s Growing List Of Airbus Customers

The number is rising. Africa is becoming home to A220 operators as more carriers on the continent are acquiring the aircraft type, writes WOLE SHADARE Growing presence The number of airlines that have embraced Airbus A220 in Africa is growing. On December 28, Air Senegal became the fourth operator of the type in the continent after taking delivery of its first of eight A220-300s it has on order. The aircraft got a special welcome with…

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AIB-N, NAF collaborate on safer airspace

AIB-N, NAF collaborate on safer airspace

  Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in its drive to ensure sustainable cooperation with relevant authorities for safer airspace in Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to maintaining partnership and institutional collaboration with the Nigerian Air force (NAF). The Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru, who made this known while receiving the newly appointed Abuja Military Airport Commandant, Group Capt. B. A. Usman today at the Bureau’s Head Office in Abuja,…

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Conditions of Service: AUPCTRE issues ultimatum, joins forces to ground aviation

Conditions of Service: AUPCTRE issues ultimatum, joins forces to ground aviation

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees  (AUPCTRE) has called for the implementation of the negotiated conditions of Service of all the agencies’ workers under the Ministry of Aviation which it said had lingered on for nine years. This union stated this in a petition to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika in a letter dated January 12, 2022, and signed by its General Secretary, Sikiru Toyin Waheed in…

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